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Claudia Brumbaugh
Position: Assistant Professor
Campus Affiliation: Queens College
Phone: 718.997.3250
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of Illinois
Training Area: Basic and Applied Social Psychology|Clinical Psychology @ Queens College
Research Interests: Adult Attachment

Dr. Claudia Brumbaugh is a social-personality psychologist who primarily researches adult attachment. One area of her research is aimed at understanding the processes that lead people to experience similar thoughts and emotions across different relationships. For instance, she has used social-cognitive paradigms to determine how experiences in past relationships influence experiences in new and ongoing relationships (e.g., Brumbaugh & Fraley, 2007). Dr. Brumbaugh also uses principles from evolutionary psychology to examine how relational decisions and behaviors might be adaptive (e.g., Brumbaugh & Wood, 2012). A substantial portion of her current research centers on people’s level of self-awareness in relationship initiation processes, as well as how people portray themselves in new dating contexts as a function of their attachment style (Brumbaugh & Fraley, 2010). Finally, the diversity present at Queens College has led her to develop research projects that address the role of culture and acculturation in people’s emotional and attachment experiences.